ACES: Artists of Color Expo & Symposium2021-05-18T12:23:12-07:00

ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2021 took place on May 15-16. Thank you to all the artists, performers, and speakers for an incredible experience!

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I felt the entire event was the most inclusive it could possibly be. I loved being in one space with so many artists of color that I knew and did not know of. I loved the tabling w/ so many helpful, relevant organizations. I loved the keynote speakers. Everything was genuinely AMAZING and lovingly curated/facilitated. Thank you!

2017 Attendee

After two emotionally inspiring days surrounded by incredibly creative, passionate, and positive people, I left ACES with a renewed sense of empowerment, confidence, and fire that I’ve been missing since my move to Seattle.

2017 Attendee

Listening to the experiences of people of color and the level of difficulties they faced was very insightful. I was amazed to hear a group of such experienced educators talk about how difficult they found it to find spaces to teach.

2017 Attendee

I was just really pleased that this was put together and that so many people showed up. I think it shows how much we need this kind of event.

2017 Attendee

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